As he chats with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bush expresses amazement that it will take Putin and an unidentified leader just as long to fly home to Moscow as it will take him to fly back to Washington. Putin’s reply could not be heard.TBogg has a nice summation of what's wrong with all this. It's not that the president dared to use profanity -- the angle that all the major media outlets are seizing on -- it's that the rest of his language is little better than curse words either.
“You eight hours? Me too. Russia’s a big country and you’re a big country. Takes him eight hours to fly home. Not Coke, diet Coke. ... Russia’s big and so is China. Yo Blair, what’re you doing? Are you leaving,” Bush said.
Bush thanked Blair for a gift of a sweater and joked that he knew Blair had picked it out personally. “Absolutely,” Blair responded, with a laugh.
Bush, a stickler for keeping to his schedule, could also be heard telling Putin, “We’ve got to keep this thing moving. I have to leave at 2:15. They want me out of town so to free up your security forces.”
Bush also remarked that some of the speakers at the meeting had the tendency to talk too long.
Seriously, the last time I heard the phrase "Yo, Blair!" it came out of this person's mouth. Same crude outlook, same mental stature. But sad to say, I'm pretty sure she'd do a better job as Commander in Chief than this guy.